Jeffrey Epstein's death was announced on 4chan at least 30 minutes before his death was reported in the news. Epstein, 66, was found unresponsive after he hanged himself with a bedsheet in his jail cell in Lower Manhattan on August 10.
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Nurses and other medical personnel at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles were terminated after they accessed musician Kanye West's medical records.
Wedt, 39, was involuntarily hospitalized on Nov. 21 after experiencing what a house call doctor determined was "temporary psychosis".
A NY Giants player lost his finger after a fireworks mishap on the 4th of July. But the NFL team didn't learn about the accident -- or the player's amputated finger -- until ESPN obtained the player's medical chart and posted it online.
It's a patient's worst nightmare. A Harlem woman is suing a doctor for informing her she was HIV positive, the Huffington Post reports.
The 31-year-old woman is identified in the lawsuit as "Jane Doe" to protect her privacy. She said she became a patient of Dr. Pavel Yutsis who violated state law by tricking her into submitting blood for a HIV test without her written authorization.
Most states require written consent before administering an HIV test, and patient counseling if the test comes back positive.
"I was tricked. I never signed any paper," the woman told DNAinfo.com last week. "It was a slap in the face."